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Federal probe of IRS now includes missing emails

Federal probe of IRS now includes missing emails

A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service has expanded to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official. Deputy Attorney General James…

Senate grounds Army attempt to seize Guard choppers

Senate grounds Army attempt to seize Guard choppers

The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated…

Democrats see political hay in contraception ruling

Democrats see political hay in contraception ruling

Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama’s…

House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

House Republicans slash IRS tax-enforcement funds

The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service’s tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and…

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide…

Deadline looming on federal highway bill

Deadline looming on federal highway bill

With an August deadline looming, the House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking…

More Republicans weigh in against Obama funds request

More Republicans weigh in against Obama funds request

Leading Republican lawmakers balked on Sunday at supporting a White House spending request aimed at bolstering the U.S. border with Mexico, where thousands of children have crossed recently, while calling…

GOP plays tricks to keep edge for control of House

GOP plays tricks to keep edge for control of House

Democrats have long claimed that Republicans abused their legislative powers to elect a disproportionate number of U.S. House members. Now a Florida court is lending credence to their complaint. The…

Hal Rogers: Obama’s border request ‘too much money’

Hal Rogers: Obama’s border request ‘too much money’

A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama’s multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected…

Possible deal could result in faster deportations

Possible deal could result in faster deportations

Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the…